Introduction

Whether you’re a beginner, an intermediate user, or a seasoned computer expert, you can find something in Macs All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition. This book is divided into five minibooks so you can focus on the topics that interest you and skip over the ones that don’t. We explored every menu and button of the Mac, its operating system, as well as Apple’s Pages, Numbers, and Keynote applications and other built-in applications and wrote about most of them, focusing on the functions and features we think you’ll use frequently or that will help you get the most out of your Mac and the applications.

About This Book

This book begins by focusing on the basics for all the aspects of using a Mac with the latest operating system, macOS Catalina. We start at the very beginning, from turning on your Mac, using the mouse and trackpad with multitouch gestures, and organizing your virtual desktop. We segue to creating your Apple ID and connecting your Mac to the Internet. In true For Dummies style, we show you step by step how to conduct all your online activities from setting up email accounts to having video chats. We introduce you to more advanced but important tasks, such as protecting your Mac and your personal information; networking your Mac with other Macs, peripherals, and devices; and installing Windows on your Mac!

The fun begins when we explore Apple’s apps to manage tasks, such as editing and organizing your digital photos and videos, adding music to your Mac, ...

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